Review

Urbanite Theatre's Northside Hollow Takes You Deep

Audiences will feel trapped inside a coal mine along with this drama's characters.

01/31/2018 By Kay Kipling

Review

Florida Studio Theatre Plants Seeds of Satire with Native Gardens

The Karen Zacarias play pits two couples against each other in a backyard war over territory.

01/28/2018 By Kay Kipling

That Manilow Magic

Barry Manilow Comes to the Van Wezel

The singer makes his Sarasota debut on Feb. 16, at the Van Wezel Foundation's annual gala.

01/25/2018 By Kay Kipling

Strictly von Schmidt

Remembering Longtime Sarasotan Eric von Schmidt

If you’ve loved folk music from the 1960s on, you probably owe a debt to Eric von Schmidt.

01/25/2018 Photography by Kay Kipling

Showtime

Venice Equestrian Tour Presents Grand Prix Jumping Competitions

The height of season runs now through March 2.

01/25/2018 By Kay Kipling

Glass Act

Kotler-Coville Glass Pavilion Now Open at The Ringling

The new pavilion houses important pieces of studio glass art from around the world.

01/22/2018 By Kay Kipling

Review

Asolo Rep's Morning After Grace Goes for Laughs Before Heart

It takes a while for Carey Crim's play to feel real.

01/21/2018 By Kay Kipling

Review

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe's The Mountaintop Aims to Inspire

The fictionalized version of the last night of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s life packs some surprises.

01/18/2018 By Kay Kipling

Review

Asolo Rep's Shakespeare in Love Offers Theatrical Fun with Flair

The stage adaptation of the hit movie entertains in a lively, flavorful production.

01/14/2018 By Kay Kipling

Review

FSU/Asolo Conservatory Punches Hard with The Motherf***er with the Hat

Language is a weapon used powerfully by the hurting characters in this Stephen Adly Guirgis play.

01/04/2018 By Kay Kipling

Gallery Hopping

Some Really Big Shows are Coming to Ringling College

Gallery-hopping at the ever-expanding campus.

12/27/2017 By Kay Kipling

In the Spotlight

Michael Mendez's Star Continues to Rise at Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe

Mendez has been performing in shows at WBTT for several years.

12/27/2017 By Kay Kipling

Review

Florida Studio Theatre's Heisenberg Explores the Mysteries of Attraction

The two-character play brings together an unlikely pair of lovers.

12/18/2017 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Downtown's New Art Ovation Hotel Offers Guests a Sneak Peek

The hotel on Palm Avenue aims to provide a focus on Sarasota's arts and cultural opportunities.

12/14/2017 By Kay Kipling

Insider's Guide 2017

A Look at The Ringling's New Kotler-Coville Glass Pavilion

A new pavilion showcases this popular medium—and will be free to visitors.

11/30/2017 By Kay Kipling

Into the Wild

Volunteers from All Over the Country Help Keep Myakka Running

Some are locals who sign up for a few hours or days a month; others—mainly retirees—come in their campers from all over the country and live in the park for months on end.

11/29/2017 By Pam Daniel and Kay Kipling

Into the Wild

The Making of Myakka River State Park

Generosity, vision and the Great Depression all played a role.

11/29/2017 By Kay Kipling

Review

Asolo Rep's Evita Breathes New Life into This Lloyd Webber-Rice Hit

Under the direction of Josh Rhodes, the season opening production is compelling and assured.

11/19/2017 By Kay Kipling

Review

Urbanite Theatre's Echoes Haunts with Two Dramatic Stories

Two women, decades apart, face harsh realities when they leave home on a mission.

11/19/2017 By Kay Kipling

Review

Musical Once Charms Audiences at Florida Studio Theatre

The lively, touching show draws viewers into its simple story.

11/12/2017 By Kay Kipling